Live coverage: Mitt Romney introduces VP pick Paul Ryan at USS Wisconsin

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Mitt Romney welcomed Rep. Paul Ryan to the GOP ticket at the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia this morning.

Twitchy will bring you live updates as Romney introduces his running mate.

Romney: Ryan "doesn't demonize his opponents." "I don't know of anyone who doesn't respect his character and judgment."

— joshbranson (@joshbranson) August 11, 2012

ROMNEY-RYAN: "Paul Ryan works in Eashignton, but his beliefs remain firmly rooted in Janesville, WIs.," says Romney. #mapoli

— Glen Johnson (@globeglen) August 11, 2012

Romney on Ryan: Paul combines firm principles with a practical concern for getting things done.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) August 11, 2012

"Paul and I are beginning on journey" – Romney

— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) August 11, 2012

Romney: We will return work to welfare.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) August 11, 2012

Romney: We'll get that started by repealing and replacing Obamacare.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) August 11, 2012

ROMNEY-RYAN: Romney goes right at it, saying by addressing budget problems, the duo will protect Medicare. #mapoli

— Glen Johnson (@globeglen) August 11, 2012

Some reporters are covering the scene at Ryan’s house in Janesville, Wisconsin.

As Romney announces Ryan, dogs at his house start barking.

— John Dickerson (@jdickerson) August 11, 2012

Oops. Is Romney reconsidering his spot at the top of the ticket?

And did Romney just say Join me in welcoming the next President of the United States?

— Mickey Boardman (@AskMrMickey) August 11, 2012

Yes, yes he did.

Romney accidentally introduces Ryan as "the next president of the United States, Paul Ryan."

— Ginger Gibson (@GingerGibson) August 11, 2012

Romney caught his mistake quickly and played it off with humor and class as he put his arm around Ryan.

Romney on Ryan: "Every now and then, I make a mistake. But I did not make a mistake with this guy!"

— WFAA TV (@wfaachannel8) August 11, 2012

ROMNEY-RYAN: Big embrace and handshake at center stage… #mapoli

— Glen Johnson (@globeglen) August 11, 2012

The crowd is wild for Ryan.

Ryan: Governor Romney is the man for this moment. And he and I share one commitment: We will restore the greatness of this country.

— Francesca Chambers (@fran_chambers) August 11, 2012

"Mitt Romney is a leader with the skills, the background and the character that this country needs." -Ryan #RomneyRyan2012

— Eye on Politics (@EyeOnPolitics) August 11, 2012

"I'm surrounded by the people I love. I love you, too."– Ryan

— Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) August 11, 2012

Romney's son @Matt_Romney stands next to @AnnDRomney watching Ryan speak

— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) August 11, 2012

And … attack dog mode!

@Paul Ryan, "Let me say a word about the man, Mitt Romney is about to replace."

— RPL (@smartinnj) August 11, 2012

"Whatever the explanations, whatever the excuses, this is a record of failure." – Ryan

— Adam Wagner (@AdamWagner1990) August 11, 2012

"We find ourselves in a nation facing debt, doubt, and despair." – Paul Ryan

— †ruthcry (@TruthCrier) August 11, 2012

Ryan on Obama: we can't afford four more years of this.

— Jim Acosta (@JimAcostaCNN) August 11, 2012

Ryan: "High unemployment, declining incomes and crushing debt is not a new normal. It's the result of misguided policies."

— Brandon Kiser (@Kiser) August 11, 2012

The next VP pic.twitter.com/sM1thmpP

— Reince Priebus (@Reince) August 11, 2012

Ryan: "We're in a difficult and dangerous moment."

— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) August 11, 2012

Huge applause for this line:

Ryan speech: "If you have a small business, you DID build that" http://t.co/agBQM2CS

— David Freddoso (@freddoso) August 11, 2012

Ryan: America is on the wrong track.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) August 11, 2012

Ryan: Mitt Romney has shown himself to be a man of achievement, excellence and integrity.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) August 11, 2012

Ryan on what makes our country great:

Ryan: America is more than just a place, though. It's an idea.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) August 11, 2012

Ryan 'Our rights came from nature and god, not government" gets big cheers. "That's who we are, that's how we built this country."

— Ginger Gibson (@GingerGibson) August 11, 2012

Ryan: this country "promises equal opportunity, not equal outcomes."

— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) August 11, 2012

Ryan: "We won't duck the tough issues; we will lead. We won't blame others; we will take responsibility."

— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) August 11, 2012

Ryan: We won’t replace our founding principles, we will reapply them.

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) August 11, 2012

Ryan: We will honor you, our fellow citizens, by giving you the right and opportunity to make the choice.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) August 11, 2012

And the crowd goes wild for a strong closing:

Ryan concludes speech:"We will unite America, and get this done." Then Kid Rock's "Born Free" plays….

— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) August 11, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/11/live-coverage-mitt-romney-introduces-vp-pick-paul-ryan-at-uss-wisconsin/

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